Black Oak Ensemble
Four friends who played stringed instruments would get together to play "just for fun". They enjoyed the music they made so much, they decided to form a new group, the Black Oak Ensemble. One of their first public appearances was a live broadcast from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance studio at 98.7 WFMT in Chicago.
The members of the group are David Cunliffe, cello; Desiree Ruhstrat, violin; Goran Ivanovic, guitar; and Aurelien Pederzoli, viola.
Those lucky enough to be in the audience included trustees of WTTW/WFMT. The night of remarkable music-making ran from a Beethoven serenade to South American dances to Piazolla.
The enthusiastic response they received augurs an excellent future for the new group. Best of luck to them!